Guy Standing is Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London, a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, and co-founder and now honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international NGO that promotes basic income.
He was previously Professor of Development Studies in SOAS, Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath (UK), Professor of Labour Economics at Monash University (Australia), and Director of the International Labour Organisation’s Socio-Economic Security Programme. He has also been a consultant for many governments and international bodies, including the United Nations and its agencies, the European Commission, the OECD, and the World Bank.
His latest book is Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (2017). Other recent books are The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (2016); with others, Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (2015); A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014); and The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011), which has been translated into 19 languages.